View Full Version : Have a used 4l60e just sitting their, HELP TO REBUILD


needtransam
05-04-2012, 05:19 PM
Can anyone guide me on how to rebuild a 4l60e? what to check ect, never done a tranny before and people told me its hard but not sure, its been sitting on my garage for a while, make it a project tranny

mrvedit
05-04-2012, 10:57 PM
I would suggest starting with this excellent book which has 100+ color photos:

http://www.amazon.com/Automatic-Overdrive-Transmission-Builders-Swappers/dp/1932494502/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1330729393&sr=8-4

The following thread covers special tools that really are needed:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/automatic-transmission/1511061-need-4l60e-tools-where-can-i-get-them.html

Figure on $300+ for basic parts + $300 for special tools + $150 for a rebuilt valve body and many hours of your time. Cost will be higher if there are broken parts or you want performance upgrades. Will you save money over having a local shop do a rebuild? Almost certainly not on the first one. And if you make a mistake or overlook something, you will have to remove, rebuild and reinstall the trans again.